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NACDD has selected six states for 2017; New Mexico, California, New Jersey, New Hampshire, Tennessee and Idaho.

What STAR Is

STAR (STate Activation and Response) is designed to assess a Chronic Disease Unit’s organizational capacity using the Public Health Framework Assessment Tool (PHFAST), identify opportunities for increasing organizational capacity and, through participation in a 1.5 day workshop, develop a short-term (six-month to one year) plan for achieving increased organizational capacity.

STAR Framework components:

  1. Partnerships and Relationships
  2. Workforce Development 
  3. Leadership 
  4. Management and Administration
  5. Organizational Climate and Culture
  6. Evidenced Based Public Health Practices

Additionally, the STAR process provides a peer learning environment with other states that are working through the same process to allow for cross sharing and learning about organizational capability and successful strategies for increasing capacity in a short-term time frame.

Expectations for states participating in STAR include:

  • Completing a pre-assessment (Chronic Disease Director and leadership level)
  • Completing the PHFAST assessment (entire Chronic Disease unit/team)
  • Participating in 2-3 planning calls prior to the STAR workshop
  • Participating in a 1.5 day STAR workshop
  • Participating in monthly peer learning calls with STAR peers over six months
  • Serving as a mentor to another STAR state
  • Participating in the NACDD Academy STAR breakout
  • Participating in six month and one year follow up evaluation

How You Can Join

To learn more about STAR and how it can help your state, please contact NACDD STAR Consultant Alice "Ali" Jaglowski, MSH, at

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